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In Reply to: RE: Brown Spooge? posted by mashley on June 05, 2012 at 20:03:43
You can check it out at the link below. BTW, how do you like the 5852 in comparison to the Brimar 6X5?
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"BTW, how do you like the 5852 in comparison to the Brimar 6X5?"
I haven't made my mind up yet so the jury is out, I'll try and post back here with my opinions later.
"the arc-resistant, compound-filled melamine base with inter-pin barriers permits operation to an altitude of 80,000 feet"
Have Fun and Enjoy the Music
"Still Working the Problem"
Wow, that is in the stratosphere. Guess these things were to be used on rockets or ICBMs.
Apparently used in the Apollo Space mission and other space applications, that's why I'm so shocked about the spooge ozzing into my tube sockets, I would have thought this would be a very costly cock up in this type of application.
The jury (Myself) is still out on the sound of these compared to the Brimars, I have a new Mundorf cap in the powerstage that is taking forever to settle in! Or maybe it's not going to and my prior Panasonic fm is just a lot better?
I've been waiting over two weeks for these mundorfs to break in, I was starting to think twice about them. It's funny how some capacitors break in all of a sudden within five or ten minutes and then slowly improve from that point. (Like my Black Gate experiences) I've just had one of those very special sessions there in the "zone" this evening, isn't that what we do this for, these moments.
Well I swapped the Brimars and Bendix a couple of times and for a tube that is truly superb the old Brimars, I'm in some ways a little surprised that the Bendix at ten years newer are just ahead of the game (for me anyway,) digging a little lower with a hair more solidity and a subtle extension in the soundstage, theres also a little more separation I think akin to putting a pair of glasses on and getting just a little bit more focus than usual.
So, I guess spooge cleaning is going to be on the "stand down" checklist from now on.
You think about it, an ICBM or Atlas booster is a one-time deal. My bet is there was a check list to periodically check certain parts when the rockets stood down. And cleaning those tubes was on that list.
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